Imbewu means "this seed" in Zulu.

We are seeding future scientists...

One by one.

We identify high potential learners.

We mentor and coach them.

We assist them in science projects.

We nurture them.

We provide them with opportunties to excel.

We help them to become what they are meant to be.

About Us


Why Imbewu?


  • We found that excellent future scientists disappear in current Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMI) initiatives which rather focus on reaching large numbers of learners.

  • Our model is built on identifying those individual and small group learners with real potential and provide them with mentoring and competition opportunities.

  • Our Integrated Pathway to Science Excellence ensures that South African industry get quality bursary holders and future employees.

  • We provide new and existing STEMI education stakeholders with a new regional and national competition platform that includes hands-on challenges.

  • We provide industry the opportunity to connect with and mentor our future scientists.


Who we are

The four founding directors have a combined experience in the STEMI disciplines of about 80 years! We have started Imbewu in 2017 to fulfill our vision of bringing a sustainable pathway for STEMI education to South Africa and the African continent. 

Contact us if you are interested in expanding our model to the rest of South Africa and the continent